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Monday, December 31, 2007
Gizmodo has a few pics of the impressive traffic control centre in Tokyo, Japan. It's something right out of the movies! According to their post, "Cameras, helicopters, 17,000 vehicle detectors, as well as reports from both police and civilians, all contribute towards a harmonious transport system." Cool!
The BBC has asked a number of experts for their picks for video game of the year and with 4 of them weighing in there appears to be no clear cut winner. It just goes to show that our video game preferences are a varied as our book or movie choices, there will be big blockbusters but we all have our favorite genres. For me there are a couple of titles that stand out, one of which was not even mentioned on the BBC's list. I'd have to give the title to Guitar Hero III but Halo 3 and The Orange Box are not far behind... how about you?
Sunday, December 30, 2007
A little girl in Germantown, Md. got what she thought was an iPod for Christmas but instead opened the box to find a bizarre note. The note read "Reclaim your mind from the media shackles. Read a book and resurrect yourself. To claim your capitalistic garbage go to your nearest Apple Store." The manager of the Walmart store where the device was purchased told the girls father that another customer returned an iPod with a similar issue. MYFox Washington has the story.
The Globe and Mail is reporting that Michel Levesque of Saint-Eustache, a town north of Montreal, has fetched $3,550 in an eBay auction for his "snowbank" that he set up as a joke after a pre-Christmas storm left the area buried in snow. Levesque does not know if the winning bidder, also from Quebec, will actually come through with the cash but has stated he will donate the money to a local youth organization if he gets paid. The Globe says "But since the pile was posted on Dec. 21, the prank snowballed."